Idiot Box Savant
This program surveys the most innovative uses of access from across the country. This is television so refreshing that it will convince even the most cynical viewers that public access TV is worth watching (and making). It demonstrates how public access excels in opening television up to viewer interaction. In "What the Hell Do You Want?" host David Dawdy engages viewers in a dialogue about the problems of participatory democracy while sitting in a bathtub in the access studio of Pittsfield MA. In Milwaukee, as sensationalistic stories about the Jeffrey Dahmer case begin to hit newspapers nationwide, Mark Behar and Bryce hosted a program in which the role of racism and homophobia could be discussed by studio and home viewers.
Run time 61 minutes 4 secondsProducer Deep Dish TVAudio/Visual sound